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    Keeping the Faith: The Battle for Australian Catholicism -- Fr James Grant

    Keeping the Faith: The Battle for Australian Catholicism -- Fr James Grant

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    ISBN:9781925501704
    Keeping the Faith: The Battle for Australian Catholicism

    Author: Fr James Grant

    Foreword: John Roskam
    Preface: Jim Molan

    Paperback, 180 Pages

    ISBN 9781925501704

    Release Date: December 2017

    Keeping the Faith is an incredibly optimistic book. It is precisely the sort of book that is required for these difficult times. It’s a clear-eyed assessment of the very major challenges faced not just by the Catholic Church in Australia, but which confront our entire society. But the central purpose of the book is not to provide a catalogue of ills. Crucially, Fr James provides a way forward for the Catholic Church. He charts a course for how the Church can continue to make the sort of contribution to Australian society that it has in the past and which has helped make this country the safe, secure, and prosperous country that it is.
    -- John Roskam, The Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne.

    Keeping the Faith puts forward a basic theory ... that the church has become fearful of criticism and is no longer promoting the things it alleges it stands for. Father James makes the case that the adoption of many socialist ideas especially in the social justice framework, is a poor attempt to be popular and has not delivered any increase in Mass attendance. My impression of such attempts are that they are amateurish because our Church leaders are not experts in this field, and many people are sick of “Lefty” solutions for aboriginals, refugees and climate change.
    -- Jim Molan, AO DSC former Senior Officer in the Australian Army and Commander of the multi-national task force in Iraq in 2004

    Fr James Grant founded Chaplains Without Borders and the “Mission Engage” program, providing work programs for disengaged young Australians.


    CONTENTS

    Introduction: The Hard Truth for Catholicism

    What’s gone wrong?
    I A Church in fear 
    II False economics and reliance on government 
    III Social justice chaos 
    IV Theology that erodes
    V School confusion 
    VI Loss of the public space
    VII Our current idea of welfare harms Catholicism 

    Solutions
    VIII Successful examples: Poland
    IX Reclaiming a Voice: Returning to the public square
    X Affirm and promote freedom of speech
    XI Affirm Western civilisation
    XII Oppose the Nanny State
    XIII Defend the free market 
    XIV Make a genuine difference to the poor 
    XV Contest Sharia Law 
    XVI Reclaim the workplace 
    XVII Stand up for persecuted Christians 
    XVIII What to do about Robots 
    XIX Be yourself: Contending with a bio-enhanced society
    XX The Catholic case for lower taxes with Aaron Lane 


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